Portland film Population: 2, directed by Gil Luna, has been receiving a multitude of awards and recognitions since it finished production in December of 2011. Top among these has been the reception of an Award of Merit by The Indie Fest and an Award of Excellence from the Accolade Competition.
The most recent news is that Population: 2 will be featured as an official selection in the World Premiere of The 45th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival, which takes place between April 13th-22nd. The film will also be winning a Remi award, to be presented at the festival. The Houston World Fest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World and presented first honors to filmmakers Oliver Stone, Spike Lee, and the Coen Brothers (amongst many other recognizable names). Population: 2 was one of 2000 entries into the festival this year.
“I couldn’t have had a better group of people to work with to make such an ambitious endeavor of the imagination come to being. They deserve to be recognized and this award is a sign of their accomplishment”, says director/producer Gil Luna.
Population: 2, the story of a woman left alone after the end of the world, was filmed entirely in Oregon with an all-Oregon cast and crew that included cinematographer Kenneth Luba, producer Jonathan Stark, and Suzanne Tufan and John Ashley Hall as leads. The music was composed by Edouard Brenneisen (whose music is also featured in the trailer, below). The film, according to The Indie Fest judges, “features exceptional production quality, locations, visuals, sound and Suzanne Tufan is embracing as Lilith in the lead role.”